HCBE Faculty Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-18-2023

Publication Title

Open Journal of Social Sciences

ISSN or ISBN

2327-5952

Volume

11

Issue/Number

4

First Page

174

Last Page

192

Abstract/Excerpt

This paper looks at the way cultural influences affect communication, concentrating on how Scandinavian culture affects communication style. The paper starts out by providing an understanding about how crucial it is to comprehend cultural nuances in communication and the difficulties that can result from misunderstandings. Then, it looks at the cultural aspects of communication, such as context, worldview, social norms, and power relationships. The paper explores the fundamental tenets of Scandinavian culture that have influenced local communication norms, including social equality, achieving consensus, and indirect communication. The authors underline the need of cultural sensitivity and understanding for effective communication through a review of pertinent literature and case examples from such nations as the United States, Middle East, Japan, and China that illustrate how cultural elements play a crucial role in defining communication practices. Finally, the authors offer insights into the distinctive features of the Scandinavian communication style to advance knowledge of how cultural influences affect communication.

DOI

10.4236/jss.2023.114014

ORCID ID

0009-0007-1084-7052, 0000-0003-1615-3100

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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